Deborah is a Ringgold, Georgia native who has lived in Atlanta since her freshman year at Oglethorpe University in 2004.
In July of 2011 Deborah left to spend ten months living and working in Hyderabad, India as a fellow for the IDEXFellowship in Social Enterprise program. The IDEX Fellowship offered her the opportunity to tangibly contribute to a developing social eco-network and expand her knowledge of cross sector solutions to obstacles challenging quality education in low-income regions.
In addition to her field placement in Hyderabad, Deborah had the opportunity to work as a lead coordinator alongside Hand of Hope to execute a TOMS Shoes Giving Event providing over 2,000 shoes to children.
Deborah also took the lead on social media and web communication efforts for a Hyderabad based non-profit, VOICE 4 Girls, which tackles gender equality issues through the usage of a gender empowerment focused summer camps in low-income areas of India.
Since her return in 201